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Sargent Swing Bridge Adjusts Operational Procedures

Aug. 6, 2012 at 3:06 a.m.


The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces adjustments to the operational procedures at the swing bridge located near Sargent, Texas. To better accommodate and improve safety for barges, the bridge will swing open sooner as the barges approach. This may result in a longer wait time for motorists traveling across the intracoastal canal to the island.

The adjusted operational procedure is at the request of the United States Coast Guard, in the interest of barge safety.

The Texas Department of Transportation

The Texas Department of Transportation is responsible for maintaining 80,000 miles of road and for supporting aviation, rail and public transportation across the state. TxDOT and its approximately 12,000 employees strive to empower local leaders to solve local transportation problems, and to use new financial tools, including tolling and public-private partnerships, to reduce congestion and pave the way for future economic growth while enhancing safety, improving air quality and preserving the value of the state's transportation assets. Find out more at www.txdot.gov. Fan us on Facebook www.facebook.com/txdot. Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/txdot and www.twitter.com/txdotyoakum.

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